Online reservations at Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York can only be made directly on their website.
Mother's Day! Incredible.
The Mandarin Oriental's Lobby Lounge is a lovely place for a light meal and tea or drinks. The view alone is worth the treat, with floor to ceiling picture windows that look out onto Columbus Circle and part of Central Park. Our party of three was there for lunch. I reserved ahead of time and requested a window seat if possible. Thankfully they were able to grant that request, and we had prime seating at a window. We ordered a bento box each and, though they were indeed tasty and enough to fill us up, the food was a bit cold by the time it got to us. Our waiter also seemed to forget about us, neither offering water nor checking in after the food was delivered (though he walked past our table repeatedly), to the point that we had to ask another waiter for the check after having been done for quite some time. All the other waitstaff was very attentive. Cold food and negligent waiter aside, the ambience and view made for a bright and memorable experience.
My friends and I were visiting from the UK on the occasion of our 50 year friendship. It was picked for the view and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service top notch. The only downside was it was difficult to find , but I think it did not detract from the overall experience. I would definitely go again if in New York.
I had a 1230 reservation for what I thought was 'tea time.' Little did I know, you have to read the 'fine print.' You have to book that experience through the hotel directly. Yes, it was an oversight on my part. However, it would have been less deceptive if that information was more clearly outlined when making a reservation. We ended up having lunch there instead. It was underwhelming, mediocre and on the pricier end. The views are nice. The lounge lobby lounge was quiet. I wouldn't go back - not even for tea time - as I was unimpressed.
Celebrating my daughters 21st birthday, our first trip to NYC and the Mandarin Oriental, I'd pre-booked online which was a good idea and we had an amazing window seat view of Central Park reserved for us.
A surprise happy birthday desert of chocolate covered strawberries was presented from the friendly and courteous staff. A perfect touch to a perfect trip thank you to everyone.
Wanted to love this place based on other reviews and beautiful view. Met my two adult children for lunch on a long Holiday weekend. Beautiful surroundings but not a great "experience". Service was very slow, both a long wait for a waiter, long wait for non-alcoholic drinks and water and then super long wait for food. Food was average - beautifully presented but luke warm at best (as if it hadn't been reheated long enough or had been sitting waiting especially long at wherever it had been prepared). Finally took at least 20 minutes to pay and that was after tracking the waiter down from across the dining space !
Probably better for drinks/coffee/tea or when you have at least 1 1/2 - 2 hours for a lite lunch.
Again, didn't hate it and magnificent view, but felt like it needed a lot more attention to detail. Won't be back.
Afternoon tea is good.
The Mandarin Oriental Lobby Lounge is a great place for a specialty martini and delicious small plates. The lollipop chicken wings, fried rice and wagyu burgers with parmesan fries were really delicious my recent visit. Service was excellent as well. Beautiful view. Nice ambiance. Have been there several times and never disappointed.
Nice view but they said I can't seat closed by window even though I reservation